Thursday, November 23, 2006

Pumpkin roll with orange center & Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I made another Libby's pumpkin roll yesterday. I had about a 1/2 cup of leftover pumpkin and decided to toss it into the filling with just a pinch of orange zest.

I ended up with a nice orange color in the center and more pumpkin flavor which I liked quite well.

I also found my Starbuck's pumpkin bread recipe and made two more of those....sort of....I changed the recipe and ended up with this Pumpkin bread chocked full of walnuts and milk chocolate chips. I am eating a piece right now with a cup of coffee. It is delish!

I think I've changed the recipe enough that I can now post it without getting into trouble. I also added all the spices as the original had none. So for all of you googling for the pumpkin bread recipe, here is my spiced up version:

Zoey's Pumpkin ChocoNut Bread

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
4 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
about 1/2 cup choc. chips
about 1/2 cup walnuts - I just threw in a couple handfuls.

Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

Beat the sugars, eggs, and vanilla until well combined. Add the pumpkin and oil and beat for about 6o seconds.

Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet, using the stir feature of the electric mixer. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix. Toss in the chocolate chips and walnuts.

Pour into a well greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Start checking at one hour by sticking a skewer into the center. The loaf is done when it comes out dry. I had to cook mine for 70 minutes.

I doubled the recipe and made two loaves because it's just as easy to do two and freeze them as it is one.

If you use the 29-ounce can of Libby's Pumpkin, you can make two pumpkin loaves and one pumpkin roll with the pumpkin filling.


  1. Hi Zoey, Delurking to say I've been enjoying your blog. I can't believe the amount of work you put into your garden! Everything looks amazing!

    I love pumpkin too. I made pumpkin penne last night. Mmm.

    Anyway, I wanted to ask, do you do all your quilting by hand? How do you sew the blocks so that each edge will be uniform? Do you mark a 1/4-inch margin in pencil? Just curious b/c even with a sewing machine, when it comes time for me to piece it all together, my squares end up slightly off.

    And I totally know what you mean about being a selfish quilter. I put so much work into the two that I've made that I don't think anyone except another quilter would really appreciate it in the way I'd like.

  2. Welcome, Wandering chopsticks. Thank you for the kind comments.

    Yes, I do all my quilting by hand, but I sew the blocks by machine.

    I do not mark the 1/4inch in pencil, but I do put a piece of heavy duct tape at the quarter inch on the machine. The fabric glides along the duct tape and that helps a lot to keep the blocks square.

    It's almost impossible to get it exact every time, so you just learn to fudge it and not stress out.

    Almost all the quilts I make are king size and it takes about two years to complete because I only work on them now and then during the winter months. It's a fun hobby and I love sleeping under them.

    I hope you come back and post whenever you feel like saying something.

  3. I've got a can of pumpkin just waiting to be used so as soon as I'm done with my Christmas baking, I'm going to attempt your recipes. Both look soooo good!! I love it that you freeze the loaves...never know when you'll need a quick dessert:-)

  4. I too have to make both of these.


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